ball point pen on today's newsprint

Was the Secret Service caught sleeping? No, he asked first. UPDATE, Monday 4:18 pm: This morning I was going by the New York Times version:
Mr. Van Duzer said that he got permission first. Speaking to reporters after, he said an agent “said I was all right as long as I didn’t take him away.
But this afternoon I heard him interviewed and he denied that he got permission, saying it was spontaneous. Some advice, if you're on a rope line, I wouldn't try it. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N-6 ...

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I'm on sabbatical for a week. I will resume my posting duties on Monday, May 3rd. I'll fill you in then on what I was up to while I was away and have an all new drawing. Until then, enjoy this series from the 08 election. PS. Due to the spam issue, all comments will be held for monitoring until I return.

Ball point pen doodle reruns from the campaign of 08

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Ball point pen on the morning newsprint

The issues and problems are omnipresent for our new president, but I for one am comforted by Obama's command of the facts and eagerness to engage. It's a stark contrast from our previous chief executive.

A side note: Five of the last seven US Presidents have been left handed: Ford, Bush the elder, Reagan, Clinton and Obama, what's more, no matter who won the previous election, we were destined to put another lefty in the White House since both Obama and McCain are left handed. Other lefty notables: Michelangelo, Raphael, Leonardo da Vinci, Angelina Jolie and my daughter ...

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Uptown Magazine

My Obama drawing was prominently featured in an article about Obama related artwork in this months issue of Uptown Magazine on sale today.

One Note: As a citizen, Barack Obama inspired me, as he did countless others, to put a sign on my lawn and open my checkbook in support of his candidacy. As an illustrator, I had no intention of creating a poster until I was contacted by the campaign and asked to do this drawing. As a professional and one of his early supporters, I was honored to contribute this piece. I'm proud to say that no copyright was infringed in the creation of, no private p ...

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